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A Journal on Ophthalmology
Minerva Oftalmologica 2011 December;53(4):91-4
Glaucoma during pregnancy
Penna R., Actis A. G., Brogliatti B., Rolle T.
Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Clinica, Sezione di Oftalmologia, Clinica Oculistica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italia
The managing of glaucoma during pregnancy is controversial and certainly not unanimous: our review shows that most of the studies have also been conducted on small samples and are often retrospective. The clinical presentation of glaucoma during pregnancy is furthermore variable: despite medical and surgical therapy intraocular pressure can be difficult to control in women suffering from glaucoma, unlike what happens in healthy women (in which intraocular pressure has a statistically significant reduction). Crucial in this context is the communication between doctors and between doctor and patient and a careful and individualized follow-up. New studies will help to clarify the cause of clinical variability in pregnant women suffering from glaucoma, in order to improve management and to offer more effective and safe therapies.